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Missing dog knocked down on M61 leaving owner in ‘indescribable pain’

Written by on June 15, 2020

A ‘devastated’ dog owner has launched an urgent appeal for help after her missing dog was hit on the M61 near Chorley.

Jessie, an adult female Beagle, has been missing from the Worden Park area of Leyland since Wednesday, June 10.

Her owner Kaylie Kenkinson set up a dedicated Facebook group to help find the beloved pet which was last sighted on Langdale Road and Royal Avenue.

Jessie has been missing from Leyland since June 10

However in an update to the 2,300 group members this afternoon (June 15), Kaylie said she has been left in ‘indescribable pain’ after learning Jessie was hit on the M61 this morning.

The incident happened on the southbound carriageway, near Botany Bay, at around 6.45am.

Kaylie said the lemon and white Beagle was ‘knocked to the floor’ but then ‘got up and hobbled off’ and hasn’t been seen since.

She is now appealing to speak anyone with dashcam footage or who stopped at the scene to help.

Writing on Facebook, she said: “Urgent appeal M61. Please help. Unfortunately around 6.45am this morning, Jessie has been hit on the M61 travelling Southbound just after junction 8 near Botany Bay, we are devastated.

“Although she was knocked to the floor she has got up and hobbled off If you were travelling in this area and saw anything to do with the incident no matter how small or have dash cam footage please get in contact

“Please only message with information relevant as we are being inundated

“We have been unable to identify where Jessie left the motorway. It would appear 2-3 cars have pulled over to help. If this was you, could you please contact us, we need all the information as possible.

“Surrounding areas have been scoured as best we can with such little info but I am now in indescribable pain knowing she is out there hurt and the longer she isn’t found the less chance I have of taking her home like I promised I would and I refuse to let that happen!”

To help with the appeal visit the Have You Seen Jessie Facebook group.

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